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Great Lakes A School Q&A

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Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 2082
Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Any Reservists?

Started by Mitch's_mom. Last reply by Mitch's_mom Nov 19. 2 Replies

After PIR Liberties

Started by KP's Mom. Last reply by Anti M Nov 3. 16 Replies

Phase 2

Started by Christine. Last reply by Pollux Oct 9. 9 Replies

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Comment by Bobbie yesterday

As always, you were correct, Anti M!  Leave approval and verbal orders all in one day!  He was on cloud 9 yesterday :)

 

Comment by Anti M yesterday

Pretty good for a yes. They are just processing a lot right now.

Comment by Bobbie on Tuesday

Just throwing this out there in case anyone knows.  My son had something wrong with his leave chit so it was denied. They allowed him to resubmit it last week and was told that it would probably be approved.  He still has not heard if it was approved or denied.  Since it's only a couple of days away, what are the odds that it's going to come through?

Comment by Shelley on December 12, 2014 at 10:03am

Does anyone know why the USS PORTER is not on the list of ships?

Comment by Anti M on December 11, 2014 at 3:46pm

Here is the link to purchase NEX cards:

https://www.shopmyexchange.com/scs

Comment by Mami25xx on December 11, 2014 at 12:45pm

Hello All! I was wondering if anyone has a PDF of the PIR 08.15.2014 Graduation Program they could email me.  Please inbox me for my email address. Thanks in advance!

Comment by Navy Nates Mom on December 11, 2014 at 12:06pm
anyone know how I can purchase NEX gift card for a stockin stuffer?
Comment by BobbiSue on December 2, 2014 at 5:25pm

I'm bursting with happiness & thanksgiving right now because guess who got permission to visit over her holiday vacation!? My beloved DD is coming home from Navy A-School! She was like "but I'll only get to visit you for one day." & I'm like "that's YAHsome cause I prayed "Even if it's only one day ABBA, please make a way for me to see my DD over her holiday vacation." WOO HOO!!! & HalleluYAH!!!" \o/ I had to let y'all know...I danced & sang praises knowing our Heavenly Father has HIS hand in this. I personally see every as a gift from HIM but this was a pick me up that I so desperately needed! :D

Comment by adpsmom on December 2, 2014 at 4:08pm

@ BobbieSue

Is this something that your daughter, herself, could help you out with? I know that I read somewhere about how sometimes the sailors help out their families in getting to PIR since they are getting paid and don't really have much need for the funds during BC. I realize that your daughter is now in A school, but maybe it is something that she could help out with. Just a thought.

Comment by BobbiSue on December 2, 2014 at 1:29pm

"Actually she just had her PIR the day before Thanksgiving so as far as I know she is not allowed to leave. She in on the first & most strict level. She had her first day of A-School on Mon the 1st of Dec. so I would need to go to her. This is what my understanding is at the current time. It's not gonna happen unless I can get help though & sad to say our family will not help. I may have to wait til she comes home in April sometime to see her. I would do the gofundme site but I really can't do that either being on assistance. I hate being on assistance but really have no choice in my situation as I'm on disability. I can not accept cash without reporting it & then of course they adjust the income accordingly. I get by month to month as it is & my daughter knows that but the best way to receive help is for the actual bus, or train tickets to be purchased & to actually have the hotel reservations made & paid for by the generous, loving soul(s) our Heavenly Father sends. I say it that way because we have nothing to give others until HE first give to us. I appreciate the feedback & would appreciate prayer. Our Heavenly Father will make a way if it is to happen. Blessings to you all & my prayers for your sailor, each of you, and your families." (Posted this in my other group so it's a copy & paste but still relevant here)
Also, I found the Red Carpet Inn that seems to be low rate compared to others. Not the greatest reviews but seems adequate enough for anyone who may want to look into it. Not for me but for yourselves. So which, if any, taxi cab company is available for transport from say North Chicago (where the hotel is) to the A-School in Great Lakes, IL?

 

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